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Americans finally got their first look at Senate Republicans’ proposed health care overhaul this week, a dense 142-page document that provides a massive rollback on the ACA’s commitment to promote health care access nationwide.

Read the full article in the Huffington Post.

3rd Annual Alabama State BCTC Golf Tournament

 3rd Annual Alabama State BCTC Golf Tournament will be held on July 12st at Craft Farms Golf Resort that was designed by Arnold Palmer.

We will begin at 8AM with Breakfast and T-off is at 9AM. Please feel free to share the information with anyone that might be interested in playing or becoming a sponsor. 

Sign up for guests and non-conference attendees, can be made at AL State BCTC Conference Registration Check-in or Pre-Register by contacting;

Rick Lambert - 251.404.0133 
Leslie Schraeder - 251.431.0101

Today, the Colorado AFL-CIO released our 2017 Legislative Scorecard in conjunction with a number of Colorado's top progressive organizations. Colorado AFL-CIO Executive Director Sam Gilchrist issued the following statement:

The New Mexico Federation of labor convention has unanimously re-elected Jon Hendry and Maxine Velasquez to their top leadership posts on the executive board.

Congratulations and solidarity forever. Your newly elected NMFL executive board:

Widening income inequality, in the U.S. and in other developed nations, threatens democracy, just as it did in the 1930s, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka says. Trumka issued that warning in early June at the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) meeting in Paris. The OECD, which represents the most-developed nations in the world, invited outside experts to discuss the state of the world economy.

Read the full article in People's World.

Scholarships Still Available for UMass Labor Center Limited-Residency Union Leadership and Activism (ULA) Master's Program

These scholarships will cover all tuition costs ($3,628) for the first term, and are available for up to ten (10) new students. This is a special opportunity to begin the program at a substantially reduced cost. To learn more about this program, visit https://www.umass.edu/lrrc/graduate/ula 

Scholarship recipients need only cover their travel expenses and our modest meal/facility charge.

“I had the feeling that the administration has already decided what it wants to do,” Peg Seminario, director for safety and health at the A.F.L.-C.I.O., said of proposed changes to restrictions on beryllium.

Read the full article in the New York Times.

The Washington Post says President Trump will seek to put a spotlight on his vows to privatize the nation’s air traffic control system and spur $1 trillion in new investment in roads, waterways and other infrastructure with a week-long series of events starting Monday at the White House.

Read the full article in the Washington Post.

Jonah Edelman, chief executive of Stand for Children, and AFT President Randi Weingarten write in a Los Angeles Times op-ed that "President Trump wants to siphon billions of dollars from public schools to fund private and religious school vouchers. It’s an idea that’s bad for kids, public education and our democracy."

United Steelworkers President Leo Gerard writes in the Huffington Post, "To justify withdrawing from the Paris climate change accord, President Trump said during his press conference today, 'I was elected to represent the city of Pittsburgh, not Paris.'

"From terrible experience, Pittsburghers know about pollution."

Read the full article in the Huffington Post.